The Otter Rock N’ Roll youth surfing competition will take place on Saturday June 20th at Otter Rock/Devil’s Punchbowl State Park from 8am-4pm. This event recognizes International Surfing Day (www.intlsurfingday.com) and celebrates the sport of surfing and helps raise awareness about issues facing our oceans, waves and beaches. The event is an 18 and under surf contest open to all surfers including beginners, a Beach Cleanup Challenge, and family friendly music and other fun for beach enthusiasts.
Event pre-registration is $25 at www.otterrockandroll.com. Space is limited so sign up early to reserve your spot! Day of Beach registration is $35 and closes at 8am sharp the day of the event. Preregistration closes June 18th at noon. All participants will receive an event t-shirt and great prizes from local sponsors. We are always in need of day of volunteers so please go to the sign up page and volunteer for an hour or more.
There will be beach games and activities throughout the day including a special beach cleanup challenge where youth can compete for different prizes through various stewardship activities. From the no-experience necessary beginner division with lessons, the parent with child division, the more competitive 16-18 year old divisions, and the beach cleanup challenge there is something here for all water and beach lovers. This is a great opportunity to engage in ocean stewardship, physical activity, and family friendly competition. No surf experience is required – just a desire to enjoy the sport of surfing and the beach.
This year’s Otter Rock n Roll is in memory of Mike Bowers a Newport local who passed away earlier this year. Mike will be remember for many things but we especially would like to honor his dedication to helping others especially youth in need and for the local community organizations that he helped for many past years and in many ways.
Local sponsors include: Russo Surfboards, Pura Vida Surf Shop, Fiberglass Supply, Figaro’s Pizza in Newport, Ocean Pulse, Bike Newport, Warm Current, Cleanline Surf Shop, Ossie’s, Moment Surf Company, Cascade Coast Construction, Lincoln City Surf Shop, Safari Town Surf Shop, Coast Home Repair, Mills Ace Hardware, and Dutch Brothers Coffee.